The Happiness Project By Gretchen Rubin

Wherever you are, and whenever it is, now is always the right time to begin your Happiness Project.

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The Happiness Project (Revised Edition)

The Happiness Project (Revised Edition)

by Gretchen Rubin

Be Gretchen.

Let it go.

Act the way I want to feel.

Do it now.

Be polite and be fair.

Enjoy the process.

Spend out.

Identify the problem.

Lighten up.

Do what ought to be done.

No calculation.

There is only love.

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According to Gretchen Rubin she found out that her commandments help her most when she review them at least daily, to keep them fresh in her mind, and to do this, it helps to keep the list short and snappy. She suspects that Twelve Commandments is too much. Maybe She only need two, “Be Gretchen” and “There is only love.”

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First Splendid Truth: To be happy, you need to consider feeling good, feeling bad, and feeling right, in an atmosphere of growth.

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Second Splendid Truth: One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy; One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.

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Third Splendid Truth: The days are long, but the years are short.

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Fourth Splendid Truth: You’re not happy unless you think you’re happy.Your Body Matters.

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Your Body Matters.

It sounds obvious, but it’s easy to overlook! Get enough sleep, exercise regularly, get some sunshine, go to a doctor if you need to.

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Happiness is Other People.

Philosophers and scientists agree: a KEY to happiness is strong relationships with other people. Building strong bonds should be one of your top priorities in life.

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Outer Order Contributes to Inner Calm.

For most people, making an effort to keep surroundings in decent order really pays off in happiness.

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Want What You Have.

Happiness comes not from having more, not from having less, but from wanting what you have.

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Know Yourself.

You can choose what you do, but you can’t choose what you like to do.

To make a happy life, you need to know yourself and acknowledge your own nature. For some people, this is a real challenge.

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The Duty of Happiness.

“There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.” –Robert Louis Stevenson.

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